Independent Pre-K to 12 School in Atlanta

The Paideia School

Summer Camp

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Thank for your interest and for a great summer camp season.

The fun does not stop when the school year ends! Paideia School hosts five weeks of summer excitement.

We intentionally create a camp open to the Atlanta community at large where anyone can experience the Paideia School. We value a space where kids are safe, free to play, laugh, build, and have fun! We encourage students to make choices that develop their personal affinities and interest. We hope each camper makes fun lasting memories and friendships.

Weekly registration is available. We hope you come and experience summer fun at Paideia.

Paideia's 16-acre wooded campus is located in the in-town Druid Hills neighborhood near Emory University.

Example Summer Camp Programs

Mini Camp - Ages 3, 4, and 5

June 11 – July 13
8:30 a.m.– Noon

Register for the weeks you want

Weekly fee: $150
July 4 week only: $120

Mini-campers will have fun participating in arts and crafts, storytelling, creative movement, sports, music, sand and water play.

Ages: 3, 4, and 5

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Betwixt and Between Camp - Ages 5 and 6

June 11 – July 13
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Extended care until 5 p.m.

Register for the weeks you want
Weekly fee: $315, 4 p.m. pickup Weekly fee: $365, 5 p.m. pickup
July 4 week only: $250, 4 p.m. pickup or $300,  5 p.m. pickup

Betwixt and Between camp is a self-contained classroom. Activities may include art, music, cooking, indoor and outdoor games, circle time and storytelling. “Water City” on the sandy playground is one of the highlights of this camp.

Ages: 5 and 6

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Elementary - Grades 2-6

June 11 – July 13
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Extended care until 5 p.m.

Register for the weeks you want
Weekly fee: $315, 4 p.m. pickup / $365, 5 p.m. pickup
July 4 week only: $250, 4 p.m. pickup / $300,  5 p.m. pickup

Campers choose morning and afternoon activities based on their own unique interests. Selections may include arts and crafts, dramatic play, indoor and outdoor games, farming, water play, cooking, library, and more. Campers may leave campus in school vans to go swimming and bowling.

Campers will be assigned a homeroom based on their age.

Ages: 8 years old by September 1 or entering grade 3 and the eldest entering grade 6.

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Elementary 1 - Age 7 or Rising 2nd Grade

Each morning, campers will choose from activities offered to the entire elementary camp. Selections may include arts and crafts, dramatic play, indoor/outdoor games, farming, cooking, library visits and more.

Every afternoon, campers participate in activities designed by their homeroom counselor. Swimming and bowling off campus are offered weekly.

Ages: 7 or rising 2nd grade.

Teen Camp - Grades 7-8

June 11 – July 13
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Extended care until 5 p.m.

Register for the weeks you want
Weekly fee: $315, 4 p.m. pickup Weekly fee: $365, 5 p.m. pickup
July 4 week only: $250, 4 p.m. pickup or $300,  5 p.m. pickup

Each day campers will have the opportunity to create their day by choosing morning and afternoon activities based on their interests.

The daily selections for junior high campers might include art activities, indoor and outdoor games, coding, farming, cooking and other options based on student interests. They will begin and end their day in their homeroom. The junior high camp is sure to offer plenty of summer friends and fun.

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Beginner/Intermediate Robotics Workshop

July 30 –  August 3
11:15 a.m – 1 p.m.
Fee: $200

6 – 10 students   

Registration deadline: July 16th. Register early!
Spaces limited.

To register, do both of the following.  

  1. Email Jen Leon ( with name of student, grade (2018-19 school year), and description of any past experience with robotics or coding (none required).
  2. Send the **registration fee of $200 (checks payable Paideia School) to:
    Paideia School Robotics Workshop
    c/o Jen Leon
    1509 Ponce de Leon Ave.
    Atlanta, GA 30307

*If minimum enrollment is not met, you will be notified by July 17th and issued a refund. **Registration not confirmed until check received. 

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Chess Camp for Boys and Girls

Rising Grade 1-6
June 4-8 and July 16-20

Full day $330.00
Half day either mornings or afternoons $190.00

Experienced chess players or beginners will spend the week learning and training with two of Georgia's best, Carlos Perdomo and Jim Mundy.

Students will participate in strategic lectures, practice drills, and play in several types of tournaments, including regular, blitz, and bughouse. Chances to play/work with instructors will be numerous. Handouts for home study will be provided for the students.

For additional information contact Carlos Perdomo at or 770-845-0890. Or visit

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​Theater Camp

June 4-8

Come join us for a week of Theater Camp! This camp will be geared towards rising 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. We will be exploring improvisation, presentation, diction, projection, musical theater and team building exercises. We will also be taking a closer look into children's musical productions to expose them to some musical numbers in productions such as  "Matilda",  "Annie" and "The Sound of Music" .

Our goals are to provide fun training that inspires creative thinking, self-confidence, effective communication skills, fluid movement and vocal control.  Both camp instructors are established Paideia teachers with a background in both the performing arts and in teaching this age group.  We’ll culminate with a final performance in the Black Box Theater on June 8, at 3:00. Please bring a healthy lunch. A snack  will be provided. 

Campers are welcome after 8:30, our official start time is 9:00. Drop-off will be the MAC building- We will have an assistant escorting parents and children to the MAC building the first day. Campers will spend half the day in a the MAC classroom and the other half in the black box theater. 

There will be some free play built into the day.


Sports Camps

Ultimate Camp for Boys and Girls Ages 10-14 - June 4-8 $305.00

June 4-8
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Boys and Girls Ages 10-14
Cost: $305.00

Michael Baccarini, Paideia teacher and coach of the two-time national champion varsity boys' ultimate team, will be conducting a fun and challenging one week-long camp focused on this popular fast-action team sport for boys and girls ages 10-14 years.

The first half of each daily session will involve fun activities that develop disc and ultimate-specific game skills. The second half will concentrate on putting those skills into action thru a variety of scrimmage formats.

Teamwork skills are a focus throughout the camp, with particular emphasis on what makes ultimate unique - "Spirit of the Game." Ultimate builds character through its high regard for mutual respect between competitors, teammates and opponents alike.

Drop off and pick up at Python Park

Michael Baccarini, Coach
Michael is a former club player with national and international experience and has coached the 19 and under U.S. national team at the 1998 (Minneapolis, Minn. - gold medal), 2000 (Heilbronn, Germany - bronze), 2004 (Turku, Finland - gold) and 2006 (Boston, Mass. - gold) world championships.

Michael served as the national youth director for the USA Ultimate Association from 2000-2003. He helped write coaching curriculum and has led national coaching certification clinics around the country and is the co-author of Essential Ultimate: Teaching, Coaching, Playing.

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Basketball for Boys and Girls, Ages 7-15 - June 4-8, July 16-20, July 23-27 Full day 265.00 or half day mornings 215.00

June 4-8, July 16-20, July 23-27
Basketball for Boys and Girls,  Ages 7-15

Cost: Full day $265
Mon-Thur - 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m
Fri - 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Or half day mornings $215
Mon-Thur - 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

At JoJo Cadray's Python basketball camps you will learn how to improve your fundamental skills - including footwork, agility, team work, passing, ball handling, perimeter shooting, offensive moves, the mid-range game, rebounding, and man-to-man defense. We will also work on listening and attention span.

Each day will feature motivational lessons as well as instruction on the many intricacies of the game. From beginning to end campers will be exposed to a high level of instruction and motivation that will assist beginners and experienced players alike. Campers will compete in one-on-one, free throws, “hot shot” and many more contests and games.

Campers will be broken into four age groups to compete in contests and games 7-8, 9–10, 11-12, and 13-15.

Coach JoJo Cadray is completing his 11th year as Paideia varsity boys' basketball coach. His teams have reached three state tournaments, competing in three consecutive state sweet sixteen events. He has coached 14 players who have gone on to play basketball at the college level.

Coach Cadray will be joined by a talented and experienced staff of college and professional players, AAU and school coaches. Stand out players from previous Paideia teams will work as counselors too.

Coach Cadray is an alumnus of the Paideia School graduating in 1999. He was a starting guard for Paideia's 1998 state finalist team and All County select the same season. As a senior he was chosen as an All Area player.

In college Cadray played NCAA basketball for two years at University of South Carolina under Eddie Fogler, the National Coach of the Year award winner. Cadray went on to play at the University of North Florida and Emory University.

JoJo is a faculty member in the Paideia junior high school and assists in the admission department.

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Paideia School Summer Volleyball Camp for Boys and Girls entering 6th, Junior High and High School - June 4-8 and June 11-15 $200.00

June 4-8
9:30 -11:30 a.m.

June 11-15
4 - 6:00 p.m.
Boys and Girls entering 6th, Junior High and High School
Cost: $200.00

The volleyball camp is open to advanced, intermediate, and beginning players. The camp will focus on improving basic skills including hitting, passing, serving, setting and blocking and fitness training.

The camp will provide players time for skill development that often can't take place during the volleyball season.

Players must wear non-marking sneakers and bring a water bottle. Water will be provided. Knee pads are not required but recommended. All players will receive a T-shirt.

Artan Agolli, Coach
Artan is in his 17th year of coaching the varsity, junior varsity and junior high teams at Paideia School.

He has taken the varsity team to two state tournaments and regional runner-up tournaments twice in four years.

Artan has played professionally in Italy, Greece and for the Albania National Team.

Ogerta Agolli
Ogerta Agolli has coached at Paideia for nine years. She has played professionally in Italy, Greece and on the Albanian national team.

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Soccer Camp for Boys and Girls Ages 6-14 - July 16-20 $180

July 16-20
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Boys and girls ages 6-14
Cost: $180

The soccer camp is open to all soccer players. The camp will focus on improving the basic skills of dribbling, passing, shooting, defending and confidence. Each day of the camp will be focused on a different skill.

The first half of the camp will be centered on learning the specific skill of the day and the second half will be applying that skill as part of a team in a game setting.

Players of all ages and ability will have fun, improve skills and work as a team. Players must bring soccer cleats, shin guards, soccer socks, soccer ball, and a water bottle.

Groups will be 6-7, 8-9 and 10-12
Drop off and pick up at Python Park

All players should bring a snack to have in between sessions.

Andrew Diggs is the varsity girls assistant coach, JV girls' and junior high boys' paideia soccer coach. The junior high boys' team was the runner up in the middle school league championship game in 2018.

Andrew is a graduate of Paideia where he was a starter on the varsity boys' soccer team for four years. He is a graduate of Eckerd College where he played soccer for four years.

Happy kids
“Play is a central component in children's mental growth. Play helps children make meaning in their world, it helps them learn about themselves, and…it helps them learn how to get along with others.”
- Roberta Mchnick-Golinkoff, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Diane Eyer
Play is fun. Great fun, even. It’s a balm against aging, for students and teachers. It’s the best thing for them...
- Brian Eames, Paideia Teacher